Once again Razmataz
has thrown down the photographic gauntlet with the challenge of capturing
I don't profess to know anything about this, so
forgive me if I have it wrong.
I did have a lovely time, out with my camera taking photographs willy-nilly though!
Niagara-on-the-Lake is the original capital of Upper Canada and, as such
has a very influential Historical Society (sometimes affectionately known by locals as the Hysterical Society). We have a lot of protected buildings and a lot of building restrictions. Let me take you on a tour of my little town and some of it's buildings.
This house is the old Lord Mayor's Residence (and my next door neighbour),
it's going through a total renovation at the moment, inside and out.
Across the road is a building, on a huge piece of property that has been sitting like this
for a couple of years now. Rumour has it that the builder/developer got into a brouhaha with the local council over a portion of the house he took down without permission
and they pulled the plug on further work. It's a shame, because this is one of the first properties you see when you drive into town.
The Prince of Wales Hotel is one of the big features here,
It has some pretty outdoor lighting and glass porticos
and lovely detailing over the windows.
A portion of the rooms are made up of little houses next to the main building.
Trisha Romance, a local artist has her gallery here in town.
We have three theatres...here are two of them:
The Royal George
and The Courthouse
The Old Apothecary is now a museum
We have some beautiful big houses
and some equally beautiful small ones.
The day V. arrived last year to visit with me, four stores burned down in town
(not that it was her fault!)
This is the rendering of what they intend to build
in this space.
There's a beautiful restoration going on which, rumour has it,
(again!) is being conducted by a famous Toronto TV news
It was a little difficult to get a good shot of the house for all
the construction trucks and port-o-lets!
There is one house in town I don't get,
V. and I were so fascinated by the big chimney-looking thing, that we stopped in
one day and asked the owner/builder what it was.
We speculated on a chimney for a stone pizza oven, or a kiln
but he said it was just an Architectural Element!
(At least it has some interesting-looking doors.)
Thanks Chania, once again, for hosting.